The Gore Mutual Foundation has announced the charities it had donated to across the country as part of GivingTuesday.
Earlier this month, Cambridge-based Gore Mutual Insurance Company launched a social media campaign, giving Canadians the chance to decide how the $40,000 should be distributed.
Close to 350 community organizations were nominated to receive one of eight $5,000 grants.
Waterloo’s KidsAbility Foundation and the Cambridge Self-Help Food Bank were among the charities selected to receive the funding.
"The Cambridge Self-Help Food Bank Serves over 1,600 families each month through a variety of supports and services including food security support, street outreach, spiritual care, and community programs. Thank you to Gore Mutual for GivingTuesday grant. It will help the Food Bank continue its work of feeding community in Cambridge and North Dumfries." said Alie Teetzel-Edmondstone, Fund Development and Communications Coordinator at the Cambridge Self-Help Food Bank.
"As a modern mutual company, giving has always been an integral part of our identity," Heidi Sevcik, President and CEO of Gore Mutual, said in a release.
"We have a long history of supporting organizations that strengthen Canadian communities. But GivingTuesday is not simply about us granting funds. With our GivingTuesday campaign we wanted to give Canadian charities a voice and facilitate discussions about the important work that they do. It has been inspiring to see the stories people have shared on social media about the positive impact charities have made in their communities." explained Sevcik.